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Easy Cake Mix Cupcakes

 Easy Cake Mix Cupcakes
For this recipe, there are no rules. The only thing required is a creative imagination. For accompanying recipes and decorating tips visit Spring Has Sprung. —Karen Tack, Riverside, Connecticut
24 ServingsPrep: 10 min. Bake: 15 min. + cooling


  • 1 package white cake mix (regular size)
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/3 cup canola oil
  • 1 can (16 ounces) vanilla frosting
  • Assorted colors paste food coloring
  • Assorted candies and decorations: spice gumdrops, regular and miniature M&M's, nonpareils, cake decorations, spearmint leaves, coarse and colored sugar, colored jimmmies and miniature marshmallows


  • In a large bowl, combine the cake mix, buttermilk, eggs and oil. Beat
  • on low speed just until moistened. Beat on high for 2 minutes. Fill
  • paper-lined muffin cups two-thirds full.
  • Bake at 350° for 15-20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out
  • clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks
  • to cool completely. Tint frosting with food coloring. Frost cupcakes
  • and decorate as desired. Yield: 2 dozen.